By Amby Uneze in Owerri
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has defeated his closest rival, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a margin of 184, 460 votes.
In the final results released early this morning in Owerri, Atiku polled 334, 923 votes to beat Buhari who got 140, 463 votes.
According to the State Returning Officer, Prof. Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Atiku won in 25 of the 27 local government areas, while both incumbent Governor Rochas Okorocha and his major challenger, Hope Uzodinma, delivered their Ideato South and Oru East local government areas, respectively to APC.
According to the collated results, Imo has 2, 037, 565 registered voters with total number of accredited voters put at 585, 741. Total number of valid votes cast was 511, 586 while total number of votes cast was 542, 777 and
rejected votes, 31, 191